Aug 16, 2010
Love Price!? is probably one of the sweetest one-shots I have ever read. It made me squeal and giggle until I was hyperventilating with excitement - and this happens rarely.
Story: Not the most unique plot, but something about Love Price!? popped. It had that one special thing that I couldn't put my finger on. Things moved a bit too quickly for me, but I had to remind myself that I was reading a one-shot, and not some fourteen volume manga. With things being fast-paced, I couldn't see the relationship move forward slowly and steadily. A boy (I'm terrible with names) meets an older man who
happens to be very rich. The boy finds out, and asks for a job - but is used as a sex slave. The boy is first wary, but then somehow - like magic - falls in love. One-shots aren't my thing, so I give story a fair six.
Art: The art was very well done. I love the artwork of Yuzuki Ichi. But the art in Love Price!? isn't as great as Welcome Home (another manga of her's - a yaoi, by the way *wink*). Nevertheless, the art of Love Price!? certainly sets high standards for other yaoi mangaka's. An eight.
Character: I give character a seven. There weren't manga characters, but with the few characters, Yuzuki Ichi did do a very good job on making them their own individuals. They had different backgrounds, and I'm a huge sucker for the rich man falling in love with the poor boy. Such a sweet - forbidden - romance.
Enjoyment: This is fairly low, but I rate the enjoyment a mere five. Why? Why rate it so low, when I complimented every aspect? To put it simpy, it was too short for my own personal enjoyment. If Love Price!? were to be longer (with the romance and sex actually balanced well enough), I would have given it full marks.
Overall: A six. I stated my reasons. I really do recommend this one-shot if you want something sweet, simple and quick. Like when you read a long manga, and need some fast action, this manga is definitely the one for you.
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